The Service Auction is our largest fundraiser benefitting our church operating budget, and it is also how many of us get to know one another through mutual enjoyment of meals, parties, learning experiences, and sharing of our skills and talents.

Last year, we raised over $12,000, thanks to generous donors and bidders. This year, the auction will take place after service in the Social Hall on Sundays – March 15, 22, and 29. Online proxy bidding is available.

Now is the time to start thinking about what you can contribute: a meal, an experience, skilled labor, or something randomly glorious? Fill out a donation form here!

What you can do:

  • Donate an item
  • Bid on items: If you will not be at church, you can register a maximum bid online
  • Help procure items such as gift certificates from congregants, friends, or businesses
  • Volunteer to help on the three Sundays of the auction — see sign-up sheet in Atrium or send email with available Sunday mornings to

Email and let us know how you want to participate.  Let’s make this the best year yet!

We will post more information here in the coming weeks. The auction catalog will be available a few days before the auction begins, on/about March 13.

Ideas for auction items

Community social gatherings
Weekend at a cottage
Lunch / brunch / dinner
Movie nights
Cooking/craft classes
Workshops or lessons
Beer or wine tastings
Parties with a theme
House concerts
Poetry or dramatic reading event

Tickets to concert or other event
Music at your event

Homemade food and crafts
Handcrafted clothing or accessories or art
Soups, bread, cakes, pies, dips, honey (either made/delivered at time specified by buyer or available immediately post-auction

Sharing time and skills
Handyman services
Garage cleaning
Child care
Computer services
Massage services